11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2013

Head of Avalokiteshvara. India, 11th century, Pala period

Head of Avalokiteshvara. India, 11th century, Pala period. Photo courtesy Nancy Wiener Gallery. Black Stone. 9.5 inches (24 cm).Nancy Wiener Gallery. The Ansonia, 2109 Broadway, Suite 10-18, New York 10023. T (212) 360 7028 - nancywienergallery@mac.com - www.nancywiener.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014.
18 avril 2013

Asian art auctions at Koller Zurich to offer a number of top quality Buddhist figures

Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, 13th-14th century. Bronze. H 45 cm. CHF 400 000 / 600 000. Photo Koller Auctions ZURICH.- On 7 and 8 May Koller will offer at auction a number of top quality Buddhist figures from long-standing private collections and numerous works of art from Japan, India, South East Asia and the Islamic regions. The top lot is a large Tibetan figure of Buddha Shakyamuni with an estimated value of CHF 400 000 / 600 000.  The Asian Art auction at Koller in November 2012 attracted numerous... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2012

Standing Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. Vietnam or Cambodia, ca. 7th century

Standing Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. Vietnam or Cambodia, ca. 7th century. Gilt bronze. H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm). Gift of Enid A. Haupt, 1993. 1993.387.14. © 2000–2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This very rare and extraordinary bronze sculpture, found in Vietnam, is strongly dependent stylistically on southwestern Chinese prototypes
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20 décembre 2010

Deux statues de Guanyin et une statue tantrique d' Avalokiteshvara, Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle

Statue de Guanyin en bronze laqué polychrome. Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVIIème siècle. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Représentée assise en dhyanasana, les mains en buddhapatramudra, vêtue d'une jupe ceinturée à la taille, de la robe monastique retombant des épaules en plis souples, le torse nu, parée d'un collier ouvragé, le visage serein, les lèvres fines, le nez aquilin, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux coiffés en chignon, le front ceint d'un diadème duquel pendent des rubans, traces de laque or et de pigments vert, rouge et... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2010

"The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting" @ the Rubin Museum of Art

The Ngor Abbot Sanggye Sengge as Lineal Guru of the Path with the Fruit. Tibet; 1580s-1590s. Distemper on cotton, 48 x 26 in. Rubin Museum of Art, F1996.26.1 (HAR 493) NEW YORK, NY.- For centuries Tibetans looked to their Buddhist heartland, India, for spiritual inspiration. During the second spread of Buddhism to Tibet, they also faithfully reproduced the sacred art of the Pala kingdom in northeastern India. But when Turkic raiders destroyed India's key monasteries in 1203, Indian Buddhism was wiped out, leaving Tibetan... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2010

Sculptures and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Highlights include a large and important gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 14th century. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 14th, The Christie's Asian Art Week will commence with the sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, offering over 200 selected works including exceptional bronzes, sculpture, and paintings from Gandhara, the Himalayas, India and Indonesia. The sale not only offers treasures at many different price levels, but also offers works that spans a wide... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2008

"The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon" @ The Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Luca Giordano, Italian, (1634–1705) St. Michael, ca. 1663. Oil on canvas. 198 (H) x 147 (W) cm. Gemäldegallerie Berlin. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- An outstanding collection of the treasures of the State Museums of Berlin that honors the contributions of patron James Simon opened at the Legion of Honor. "The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon" is a case study of the history of collecting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and features approximately 150 works from nine separate Berlin... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2008

A Fine Large Silk Painting Of Avalokiteshvara, China, late Ming/early Qing dynasty

A Fine Large Silk Painting Of Avalokiteshvara, China, late Ming/early Qing dynasty 189,5 x 103 cm - Minor wear and old restorations - Estimate 14 000 €  Provenance: Da Silva Collection, Den Haag, puchased by the current owner in 1989 Nagel Aunctions. Asian Arts. 10 November 2008. www.auction.de
31 août 2008

An important and large gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. Kashmir school in Western Tibet, 9th/10th century

An important and large gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. Kashmir school in Western Tibet, 9th/10th century Expressively cast standing with his right hand lowered in the open-handed gesture of compassion varada mudra and his left hand resting against his hips, wearing a long dhoti finely incised with alternating bands patterned with diamonds and florets, an eloborate beaded necklace, armlets and a sash, all with pendent jewels, the ears with a diamond pendant and large earrings, the chest well-defined and powerfully... [Lire la suite]


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